FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

An archaic locative singular form (with Proto-Uralic *-na) of the archaic/dialectal noun koto (home).

AdverbEdit

kotona

  1. at home, at somebody's place; home (on arrival)
    Pekka on kotonaan. / Pekka on kotona.
    Pekka is at his home.
    Terve, olen kotona!
    Hello, I'm home!
    Pekka on Paulin kotona.
    Pekka is at Pauli's place.
    Ole kuin kotonasi!
    Make yourself at home!

Usage notesEdit

  • This word requires a possessive suffix, unless the occupant of the home is referred to with a noun or proper noun (see examples above).
  • The possessive suffix is optional when the subject of the sentence is in their own home.
  • The possessive suffix is not used in sentences in which "at" is omitted in English.

InflectionEdit

Personal/possessive forms of kotona
no possessor kotona
possessor singular plural
1st person kotonani kotonamme
2nd person kotonasi kotonanne
3rd person kotonaan
kotonansa

NounEdit

kotona

  1. Essive singular form of koto.